Performance mysteries and complex drawings

You probably remember Peta Lloyd from Playground on Fire (like in the photo below) and that time last May that Playground was part of Live Friday, and she’s coming back with a performance that none of you (and none of us) has ever seen before. We also have Diccon James, 3rd year Fine Art student…

Alluring Sounds, Performing with Sticks, Adventures in MAXMSP

TUESDAY 24 MAY, 7pm at the Old Fire Station, Oxford It’s tomorrow and everything is GO! Come to our last PLAYGROUND before we break for summer, celebrate our 4 years in this world and explore the amazing creative shenanigans of: Simon Blackmore who is based in Manchester and makes quite unusual performative sculptures and sound…

SEPTEMBER PLAYGROUND – RECAP

What a brilliant way to start off after the summer holidays! Seeing all of your lovely faces again, reignited our faith in why we’ve been running PLAYGROUND all this time. So good to have Alex Newton and Reverend Productions there- both Playground first-timers – as well as Ana Barbour, one of our amazing Skyrocket artists….

TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER: Music, films, stories and arts festivals!

With only a week to go before November’s PLAYGROUND, let me give you a litte teaser about what’s going to happen on Tuesday 25 November, at the Old Fire Station at 7pm. Samuel C. Roberts returns to PLAYGROUND after about a year to keep us up to date with his latest projects and the new things…

A swarm of bees in May

While you are anxiously anticipating next week’s Playground let’s remember what happened in May: The opening game, organized by Playmaster Aya, was a drawing – based version of the all time classic Consequences: We were split into groups of 4 – 5 people each and were given a blank piece of paper. Each member of…

NEXT 10 December: Films and Maps and the Art of Asking

Of course it’s not long now until the next Playground. Next session, Tuesday 10 December, will be our last one for 2013 and since we won’t see you now until February (yep, we’re taking a break for January as usual…) you should come and say a celebratory “Hi”.   Catherine Watson will be doing another…

Tuesday 12 November

Our next Playground session at the Old Fire Station will bring together an incredible mix of artists and ideas. We are really looking forward to hosting Jack, Sam and the OHMI Trust. So here’s more or less how the evening of the 12th of November is going to play out:   Sam Underwood will do…

What is Playground?

PLAYGROUND is an artist-led platform dedicated to supporting the development and presentation of new work while introducing a space for interaction, discussion and collaboration for artists and creative professionals in and around Oxford. PLAYGROUND events take place every 2 months. At PLAYGROUND you can find the freshest, crispiest and bravest locally grown art practices, from performance to illustration…

Is it the ninth one already?

Ok, guys, as you’ve noticed we’ve sadly decided to stop using semi-witty puns to title each event. That’s mainly because we’ve ran out of semi-witty puns. But also it means that our publicity is now a bit less text-busy and it saves us havingnto typenthe title each month on each new flyer. It makes the…

Aaaaand, we’re back.

After getting a much-needed rest last month, the Playmasters are back for another colourful and vibrant Playground. It happens to -very inappropriately- fall on a date mostly known for the inexplicable effect that it has on paired up individuals to reduce the miracle of love into an exchange of fluffy, pink, heart/bear-shaped mass-produced objects. We’re…